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Historical Events In 1968

Sunday, 24 October 2021

Jul 26   Lilian Harvey, British actress (Congress Dances), dies in the year 1968.  

Jul 27   On this day in history anton van Duinkerken, [Willem J M A Asselbergs], literary, dies  

Jul 27   Race Riot in Gary Indiana in the year 1968.  

Jul 28   Charles W Mayo, US surgeon, dies at 70 on this day in history.  

Jul 29   In the year 1968 mount Arenal, Costa Rica kills 80 in Pelee-type eruption  

Jul 29   Pope Paul VI reaffirms stand against artificial birth control in the year 1968.  

Jul 30   On this day in history beatles' Apple Boutique closes, entire inventory is given away  

Jul 30   On this day in history jon Leifs, composer, dies at 69  

Jul 31   Beatles close Apple Boutique, giving clothes away for free on this day in history.  

Jul 31   In the year 1968 gertrude Short, actress (Stella Dallas, Blonde Venus), dies at 66  

Aug 03   In the year 1968 constantine Rokossovski, vice-premier of Poland (1952-56), dies at 71  

Aug 04   100,000 attend Newport Pop Festival, Costa Mesa, Calif in the year 1968.  

Aug 05   Luther Perkins American guitarist on this day in history.  

Aug 06   Ernest Burnelle, Belgian politician, dies at 60 on this day in history.  

Aug 08   On this day in history race riot in Miami Florida  

Aug 09   Yugoslav president Tito visits Prague on this day in history.  

Aug 11   Lucien Cerfaux, Belgian biblical scholar, dies in the year 1968.  

Aug 12   Pieter J Auld, mayor of Rotterdam (1945-52), dies at 81 on this day in history.  

Aug 14   In the Northern Celebesa a 7.4 earthquake caused tsunami waves, reaching up to 300 meters inland,took some 200 lives and destroyed 700 houses. Wave heights were estimated at 8 to 10 meters in the year 1968.  

Aug 15   In the year 1968 edward Kilenyi, composer, dies at 84  

Aug 15   Pirate Radio Free London, begins transmitting in the year 1968.  

Aug 16   Luis Gianneo, composer, dies at 71 on this day in history.  

Aug 18   On this day in history cy Walter, pianist (3's Company), dies at 52  

Aug 19   On this day in history sara Jane Roberts, child actress (Our Gang), dies after surgery at 44  

Aug 20   650,000 Warsaw Pact troops invade Czechoslovakia in the year 1968.  

Aug 20   On this day in history earl Sande, US jockey (Kentucky Derby), dies at 69  

Aug 20   Russian and Warsaw Pact troops invade Czechoslovakia in the year 1968.  

Aug 21   After 5 years Russia once again jams Voice of America radio in the year 1968.  

Aug 21   Democratic Convention opens in Chicago in the year 1968.  

Aug 21   Radio Prague (Czech) at 12 50 AM announces a soviet led invasion. Warsaw Pact forces enter Czechoslovakia to end reform movement in the year 1968.  

Aug 21   In the year 1968 radio Prague (Czech) at 12:50 AM announces a soviet led invasion. Warsaw Pact forces enter Czechoslovakia to end reform movement  

Aug 21   Vladimir Boudnik, Czech sculptor, commits suicide at about 45 on this day in history.  

Aug 21   On this day in history william Dana reaches 80 km (last high-altitude X-15 flight)  

Aug 22   On this day in history cynthia Lennon sues John Lennon for divorce on adultry  

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Famous Birthdays In 1968

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   Cuba Gooding Jr, actor (Boyz N the Hood, Glaadiator, Few Good Men) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 02   Scott Mitchell, NFL quarterback (Detroit Lions) was born in the year 1968.  

Jan 02   In the year 1968 birth of anky van Grunsven, Dutch dressage champion  

Jan 02   Evan Parke, Jamaican actor was born in the year 1968.  

Jan 03   In the year 1968 birth of kent Carlsson, Sweden, tennis star  

Jan 03   Kerry Huffman, Peterborough, NHL defenseman (Phila Flyers, Ottawa) was born in the year 1968.  

Jan 03   In the year 1968 birth of shannon Sturges, actress (Savannah)  

Jan 03   Thomas Rayam, CFL offensive linebacker (Edmonton Eskimos) was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In 1968

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 02   In the year 1968 sanoesi Pane, Indonesian writer, dies  

Jan 04   Joseph Pholien, Belgian PM (1950-52) communist fighter, dies at 83 on this day in history.  

Jan 05   On this day in history jean Murat, actor (On the Riviera), dies at 79  

Jan 06   Kurt Baschwitz, Germ/Dutch sociologist/journalist (Heksen), dies at 81 in the year 1968.  

Jan 07   Prof James Smith, South African ichthyologist (b. 1897) died in the year 1968.  

Jan 09   Kokichi Tsuburaya, Japanese marathoner (Oly-bronze-1964), commits suicide died in the year 1968.  

Jan 10   In the year 1968 basil Sydney, actor (Hamlet, Simba), dies of pleurisy at 73  

Jan 11   Isidor Isaac Rabi, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1898) died in the year 1968.  

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